The Flexitarian Diet is a style of eating that encourages mostly plant-based foods while allowing meat and other animalproducts in moderation. It’s more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets. If you’re looking to add more plant foods to your diet but don’t want to completely cut out meat, going flexitarian may be for you. […]
Q: I tent to get stomachaches more often in the summer after outdoor parties, picnics, and beach days, so I’m afraid to enjoy the food. How can I stay healthy this summer? A: Salmonella can cause an infection of the digestive system called salmonellosis.
Cofounders Kari and Warren Shulman fell in love near Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, where Kari grew up. After the couple relocated to Los Angeles, Kari began suffering from various autoimmune ailments. During their search for holistic treatments, they discovered that salt caves might provide at least a partial answer. To that end, […]
Who Knew It Was a Real Thing? During the pandemic, more people have turned to overindulging in food and alcohol, often waking up after a night of overindulgence feeling a bit
Most of us have heard the expression “keep your feet on the ground.” While it’s meant to be figurative as a reminder to be practical, it may actually have a literal meaning as well. Grounding, also known as earthing, is what kids do naturally. Every time we stand barefoot in the grass or on a […]
I want this to be the last time you lose weight! I feel fat! I’m exhausted! I feel awful! Ughhhhh! I’ll never lose this weight! I wish I were 20 again! Sound familiar? Demeaning self-talk, poor diet, and excuses are likely holding you back. Julie knows this firsthand because she told herself similar things during […]
A natural way to lose fat, heal pain, and more With summer right around the corner, we want to look and feel our best—especially in our bikinis—so we search for ways to lose stubborn inches around our belly and thighs or shed excess winter weight. Now, Westlake Body Contouring in Agoura Hills offers a simple, […]
Bringing the Personal Touch Back to Medicine During a year unlike any other, it’s reassuring to know Dr. Daniel Rosen and others still managed to bring a personal touch to their patients. “This year, Calabasas Medicine became essentially a COVID-19 practice,” explains Dr. Rosen. “Patients worried every medical issue was a possible COVID symptom. I […]
Separating Fact from Fiction A weight-loss concept gaining in popularity, intermittent fasting promotes the notion that if you don’t eat anything for at least 10 hours in a row, you can eat whatever you want the rest of the time and not gain weight. This is simply not the case. However, you can lose weight […]
Don’t count the bites, make the bites count One of the main goals of Mareya Ibrahim, aka The Fit Foodie, is to inspire people to make better choices about what they eat. She explains, “Rather than obsessing about food and counting calories, make your choices more about feeding the whole you. Living from a diet […]
I am worried about the COVID-19 virus mutations; will the vaccine protect me against these new
All viruses mutate. Even though the word “mutate” sounds a little scary, not all mutations make viruses stronger. Virus mutations are simply changes viruses make as they make copies of themselves inside of a host. Sometimes, viruses mutate in response to some change in their typical host or environment. But more often,
they mutate as a natural part of the process of making millions of copies of themselves inside of a host.